Leica Photographers Guide to the Galaxy: A Photowalk with Andrew Stuart x Pete Halvorsen
Thursday, May 2nd | 5.30PM – 7.30PM
Location: Leica Pavilion
Join Pete Halvorsen and Andrew Stuart in a unique photowalk assignment. Pete and Andrew will lead a walk along The Avenue of the Stars to the Century City Mall, and create a photo assignment to help extend your eye and street photography skills.
A photo isn’t just an image. It’s a piece of time captured for all of eternity. As an immortalized moment, there should be emotion, there should be action, and there should be a narrative at the center of every single picture—reflecting life and all of its motions and nuances. Now, every one of Andrew Stuart’s photos relays a story. Whether it’s a shot of Dave Grohl in the recording studio pondering his next musical choice for Foo Fighters, a snap of Kat Von D pensively drawing or writing lyrics, or a candid image of Mick Fleetwood’s beaming grin, his pictures literally come to life.” Andrew Stuart possesses the ability to capture artists and musicians at their most vulnerable and vibrant because he’s spent his entire career around some of the biggest and best names in the business. Upon graduating from USC, he went from internships at major labels such as Atlantic Records to working as the office assistant for Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. He kicked off his career literally in the royal court of hard rock’s first family. He went on to work as a manager at The Rick Sales Entertainment group, the powerhouse music management firm behind hard rock acts, Slayer, Mastodon, and more. 2008 saw him pick up a camera for the first time to document the recording sessions behind Slayer’s tenth studio album, World Painted Blood. Photographing everybody from Metallica to Fleetwood Mac, Stuart left the music industry world behind to focus on his photography full-time in 2013. He served as Foo Fighters official photographer during the making of the group’s Sonic Highways album and HBO series, multiple music videos and projects. He recently worked with Mick Fleetwood, Chris Cornell & Kat Von D’s global beauty brand. A third generation Los Angeles native; Stuart loves Mexican food almost as much as he loves his pup Voltron, and his photos will be keeping moments alive forever.
Pete Halvorsen is a cutting edge creative advisor and content producer who has evolved with technology to create his own niche. Utilizing over 15 years of onsite experience in film, television, technology and advertising, Pete not only captures assets for brands but has become a creative asset himself. Past clients such as GAP, TOMS, Microsoft, The Getty Museum, Virgin Hotels, The Dorchester Collection and Toyota have trusted Pete with their brand’s story and allowed him to execute campaigns on their behalf. Pete and his work have been featured by the likes of ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America, Elle Magazine, Details Magazine, Buzzfeed, Mashable, Yahoo, The Huffington Post and the Los Angeles Times. Using his social media influence of 180,000+ followers, Pete has created many charitable activations close to his heart. In 2013 Pete led a program empowering orphans in Malawi, Africa through photography. Back home Pete hosts Instameets, many with charitable causes attached. Named one of the top travel photographers on Instagram by Business Insider, Pete has travelled the world for both Non-Profit organizations and 5-Star Luxury brands. With a love for life, humanity, and sharing stories, Pete’s passion is translated through the images he creates. When he’s not running to catch a flight he can be found enjoying the beach lifestyle in Manhattan Beach with his wife and two kids.